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KAORI operates as a siphon. Concretely, the principle of a vacuum coffee maker is to heat water in the lower vessel of the brewer until expansion forces the contents through a narrow tube into an upper vessel containing coffee grounds. when the water reaches and exceeds the boiling point the water pressure in the lower vessel exceeds the pressure in the top vessel and water is pushed up the siphon tube into the upper vessel and brews coffee. When enough time has elapsed that the coffee has finished brewing, the heat is removed and the pressure in the bottom vessel drops push the water down into the lower vessel, through a strainer and away from the grounds, ending brewing. The coffee can then be decanted from the lower chamber.


The Name ‚KAORI‘ is the japanese word for taste and aroma. The name was choosen because vacuum coffee is known for it‘s delightful taste.                         

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My idea is to have everything you need in one product. Simply just drag and drop it on the table and start right away.

Besides the major components you need to make coffee, it includes a coffee grinder, a milk and sugar can.

Compact Look with a focus on ergonomics and usability of it‘s main components. Easy access to all functions was one of the main goals. open frame to provide a good view from every angle. Honest Design, nothing to hide. Self explanatory.

Kaori was made of oakwood, stainless steel and concrete. The colored parts are painted in Pantone 3255 C. The glass parts were specifically hand crafted for this product. The focus for this project was to experiment with technical feasibilities and to explore new exciting possibilities using natural materials.

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The Documentation is written german that's why you can't find it here. Anyway the more important part is the cover of this booklet which is made of oak wood and acrylic glas.

Thank you for being interested in this project!

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